Studying commerce (Honours)
An Honours degree gives graduates employment advantages in the diverse areas of commerce, for example, as chartered accountants, management accountants and financial advisers.
A finance specialisation enables graduates to work in international banking, international finance, investment management, treasury management, money market operations and financial forecasting.
Successful completion of an honours thesis will demonstrate analytical and empirical skills as well as an ability to undertake independent work and produce clearly written reports. In fact, according to Graduate Careers Australia (GCA, 2006) 'many employers now prefer or even stipulate that candidates have at least an Honours degree when they are recruiting'.
Honours is a pathway for many to higher degree research, allowing you to apply for direct entry into the PhD program. You will contribute to developing research at the forefront of your area of interest, within an research centred environment committed to remaining ranked 9th in Australia for publically funded research.
The Newcastle Business School offers ten Honours scholarships of $5,000 per student each year.
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